About Amsterdam University Press

Amsterdam University Press (AUP) is a leading publisher of academic books, journals and textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The key aim of AUP is to make current research available to scholars, students, innovators, and the general public. AUP stands for scholarly excellence, global presence, and engagement with the international academic community.

Established in 1992 in Amsterdam, AUP publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed academic books in English and Dutch. AUP runs an additional publishing programme of conference proceedings, journals, textbooks for universities and higher education, and major reference works. AUP now has subsidiaries in both Germany and the USA.

Academic Programme

AUP has run a successful print and digital programme of peer-reviewed academic publications for over thirty years. AUP specialises in the Asian Studies, Film, Media and Communication, History, Language and Literature, and Social and Political Sciences.

On average, AUP publishes over 120 books a year in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Coordinated by a dedicated team, the prolific output of the Academic Programme is the result of a company-wide commitment to spread knowledge swiftly and effectively in the academic market.

From Desk Editors to Marketing, Production to Finance, each experienced team member provides authors, readers, partners and customers an individual, personalised service. AUP is proud to be part of an international academic community of scholars and readers. With highly qualified Commissioning Editors based in both Europe and the U.S., committed Series Editors in institutions across the world, and an international marketing strategy, AUP is a truly global publisher.

Educational Programme

AUP prides itself on supporting the distribution of knowledge on timely issues that are of interest to students in higher education. AUP publishes both Dutch- and English-language textbooks for institutes that teach students from a variety of backgrounds. Authors of these books for the educational market combine academic depth with an accessible writing style, even when addressing complex subjects.

Journals Programme

AUP publishes a growing portfolio of esteemed Dutch- and English-language Journals within the Humanities and Social Sciences. AUP’s journals cover a variety of subjects from History (in the Netherlands and beyond) to Literature, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Theology, Media Studies and Gender Studies. AUP's journals, many of which are in Open Access, are hosted on a custom platform, aup-online.com.

Services and Partnerships

AUP makes its publishing expertise available to third parties, by advising on publication policy, editing texts, and arranging printing and typesetting for academic institutions and individual academics. For example, AUP works closely with partners such as the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Eye Filmmuseum, the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), and the University of Amsterdam.

Open Access

AUP is a pioneer in Open Access (OA) publishing. As a founding member of OAPEN, AUP is at the forefront of the latest developments in Open Access policy, distribution and accessibility initiatives.

AUP is proud to publish a third of academic books, a growing portfolio of journals and all conference proceedings in Open Access. Open Access titles undergo a stringent peer review service and receive exactly the same marketing support as paid access titles, including metadata enrichment.

AUP works closely with platforms such as JSTOR, the OAPEN Library, and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). In 2020, AUP joined the Open Research Library (ORL), part of the Knowledge Unlatched (KU) global initiative for Open Access publishing. AUP is supportive of Green Open Access initiatives and is partnered with Figshare for authors to quickly and efficiently make their manuscripts and supplementary data publicly available.

Conference Proceedings

AUP offer a qualitative, fast, and efficient publication service to conference organisers specialising in Humanities and Social Sciences. Conference proceedings allow researchers to present and share a first version of the results of their ongoing research to their fellow researchers. AUP publishes these papers in Open Access (OA) on a custom, professional platform, which enables maximum visibility and discoverability of the research, including submission to major indexes such as Web of Science and Google Scholar.

Practical Information

Name: Amsterdam University Press BV
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